A Turkish diplomat was appointed as the new deputy secretary general of NATO, NATO's spokesperson said on Friday.
The spokesperson said Huseyin Dirioz, a former foreign policy adviser to Turkey's president, had been designated as the new deputy secretary general of NATO for defense policy and planning.
Dirioz will be the principal adviser to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on political-military policy and planning issues, including logistics, missile defense, terrorism, WMD issues, nuclear policy and defense aspects of cooperation with partners and international organizations.
He will be responsible for the development and delivery of NATO's defence policy and of planning mechanisms to support national and collective defence and force planning.
Dirioz will have an important role on the political motivation of the new strategic concept expected to be adopted in a NATO summit to take place in Portugal in November.
Huseyin Dirioz will be responsible to the North Atlantic Council as long as he assumes this position.
Dirioz earlier served as the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, and Turkey's ambassador to Jordan.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 16 Temmuz 2010, 17:49